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TECHNICAL NOTE
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 97-100

Radiation exposure levels within timber industries in Calabar, Nigeria


1 Departments of Physics, University of Calabar, Calabar -540001, Cross River State, Nigeria
2 Department of Curriculum and Teaching, University of Calabar, Calabar - 540001, Cross River State, Nigeria
3 Department of Radiography, University of Calabar, Calabar - 540001, Cross River State, Nigeria

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Departments of Physics, University of Calabar, Calabar -540001, Cross River State
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-6203.51937

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The UNSCEAR (2000) observed that there could be some exposure at work which would require regulatory control but is not really considered. This study was, therefore, set up to evaluate the effective dose in timber industries in Calabar, Nigeria to determine if the evaluated dose levels could lead to any radiological health effect in the workers, and also determine if the industries require regulatory control. The gamma ray exposure at four timber industries measured using an exposure meter were converted to effective dose and compared with the public and occupational values. The evaluated effective dose values in the timber industries were below public and occupational exposure limits and may not necessarily result in any radiological health hazard. Therefore, they may not require regulatory control.


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